NTLDR is missing : Error Notification in Windows XP

NTLDR is missing : Error Notification in Windows XP

If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP based computer since long time then you might have encountered this problem many times in which Windows fails to start and displays a notification “NTLDR is missing”. Of course formatting hard drive and re-installing new Windows is one solution, but you know installing new operating system always is a tedious and time consuming task and also it makes you irritated. Don’t worry there is another way to fix this error without formatting your hard drive. It just takes few minutes.

How to Fix?

In BIOS settings, make sure that your hard drive and other drives are configured properly. If you find everything correct, proceed to the following steps :

  1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your computer. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  2. When you see the Windows XP setup menu press the “R” key to repair. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the “1″ key and pressing enter. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, Enter that password.
  3. Copy the files below to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the example below, we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is “E”. This letter may be different on your computer. If your CD or DVD drive is “F” then replace “E” with “F”.
    copy E:\i386\ntldr C:\
    copy E:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\

Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and restart your computer. NTLDR problem is now gone. 😆 😆

Is this issue also associated with Windows Vista and Windows 7?


As far as Windows Vista and Windows 7 are concerned, they are free from this error because they do not boot like previous version of Windows.